Speakers

Lisa Bellamy, Luke Bourland, Anne Fowler, Larry Goldstein, Stephen Grupke, Lynn Hundley, Edward Jauch, Jessica Lee, Brittany Maggard, Brittany Maggard, R. Ronan Murphy, Melissa Nestor, Charles O'Neal, L Creed Pettigrew, Danny Rose, Jr., Chintan Rupareliya, Roy Varghese, Fawad Yousuf

Lisa Bellamy, RN, BHS, CPHQ

Managing Director
Stroke Care Network
Lexington, Kentucky

Lisa Bellamy is the managing director for the UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare – Stroke Care Network, co-founder and administrator of the Stroke Community Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE) program, and emeritus UK stroke program coordinator. With a 10 year background in Medicare and private health insurance, she began and continued her 24 year nursing career in neuroscience. Lisa’s expertise includes neurosciences with an emphasis in traumatic brain injury and stroke, disease-specific care program development and coordination, quality management, regulatory compliance and program administration. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health sciences, is a registered nurse and is a Certified Professional in HealthCare Quality.

Lisa was an integral contributor in the development of, and has maintained the Stroke Care Network since its inception in 2008. She and her team currently assist 34 hospitals, in a tri-state region, with their stroke programs and have guided many of these through achievement of stroke certification. Today Lisa works tirelessly to advance all levels of stroke care, further stroke prevention, and encourage stroke research through the promotion of a collaborative, comprehensive and integrated approach via regional/national education and advisory services.

Lisa also serves on the steering committee of the Stroke Encounter Quality Improvement Project (SEQIP) with the KY Department of Public Health. In her spare time she is the Health & Wellness Program Administrator at Lions Camp Crescendo, and the camp’s nurse - serving four special needs children’s camps each summer.

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Luke Bourland, BSN, RN

Division Charge Nurse
UK HealthCare Emergency Department
Lexington, Kentucky

Luke Bourland graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a BSN degree and also completed the Army ROTC program becoming a commissioned officer in the United States Army Reserves. He
functioned as a registered nurse in the United States Army Reserves. In addition to being a Division Charge Nurse, he has also lead the medical teams for Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event and the Barbasol Championship PGA Event.

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Anne Fowler, BSN, RN, SCRN

SCN - Nurse Educator
UK HealthCare/Norton Healthcare SCN
Lexington and Louisville, KY

Anne Fowler, RN, BSN, SCRN has experience as a Stroke Program Coordinator at Norton Audubon Hospital, a certified Primary Stroke Center through The Joint Commission. Anne is a Stroke Certified Nurse and has experience as a clinical nurse educator at Norton Audubon Hospital. Anne joined the Stroke Care Network in 2018 as a Nurse Educator to improve stroke care and education throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond.

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Larry Goldstein, MD, FAAN, FANA, FAHA

Ruth L. Works Professor & Chair of Neurology
Co-Director, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
Interim Director
Stroke Care Network
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Larry B. Goldstein is the Ruth L. Works Professor, the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. He received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He completed his neurology residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a research fellowship in cerebrovascular disease at Duke University. An internationally known expert, Goldstein focuses on stroke-related clinical care, research and education. He has received numerous teaching and other professional awards and served in leadership positions in regional and national organizations focused on neurology, stroke and related disorders.

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Stephen Grupke, MD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky

Dr. Stephen Grupke graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry and biochemical cellular & molecular biology. He obtained a Master of Science in anatomy and cell biology at New York Medical College (NYMC). Simultaneously, Dr. Grupke completed research in a neurophysiology lab and published work on neuropeptides and their role in consciousness.

Dr. Grupke continued his tenure at NYMC to earn his medical degree, receiving awards from the Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology. He was elected to be a charter member of NYMC's chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Dr. Grupke completed his general surgery internship and neurosurgery residency at the University of Kentucky, where he was selected to join the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Grupke won the Surgery Resident Teaching Award from the Department of Surgery multiple times. He represented his residency program on a national level by competing in the Congress of Neurological Surgeons SANS academic challenge, placing second in 2014 and finishing first in 2015 with his co-resident Dr. Farhan Mirza.

Under the guidance of his mentor Dr. Justin Fraser, Dr. Grupke completed a rigorous endovascular neurosurgical curriculum during his residency, studying interventions to protect brains injured from stroke.

Currently, Dr. Grupke serves as an Assistant Professor within the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Lynn Hundley, APRN, CNRN, CCNS, ANVP-BC

Director of Clinical Effectiveness
Stroke Care
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky

Lynn Hundley APRN, CNRN, CCNS, ANVP-BC is the Clinical Effectiveness Director of Stroke Care at Norton Healthcare. She has 30 years of experience in nursing and neuroscience, with a focus on providing patients superior stroke care. Lynn obtained her BSN from Indiana University Southeast, where she was recognized as a distinguished alumnus in 2012. She obtained her MSN from University of Louisville, in Kentucky in 2009 and achieved board certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CCNS). She completed the NET SMART fellowship in 2014 and achieved board certification as an Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner in January. Lynn’s commitment to improving care stretches beyond her duties at work, she is on the board of directors for the Kentuckiana Stroke Association where she was recognized as the honoree at their annual gala in 2014. She is a past president of the American Board of Neuroscience Nursing (ABNN), a past director at large for the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) and is now serving as president of the Agnes Marshall Walker foundation (AMWF). Along with serving as faculty for all 5 years of the AHA/ASA stroke coordinator boot camps, Lynn is on two AHA/ASA committees, Mission: Lifeline Stroke and Nursing and Rehab Professionals. Lynn received the Distinguished Achievement award from AHA/ASA’s Great Rivers Affiliate in 2015. She continues to share her expertise regionally and nationally on many stroke related topics.

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Edward Jauch, MD, MS

Adjunct Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Department of Neurology
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Chief of System Research and Director
Mission Research Institute
Asheville, North Carolina

Dr. Jauch joined Mission Health System in 2018, serving as Chief of System Research and the Director of the Mission Research Institute in Asheville, NC. Prior to joining Mission, Dr. Jauch was Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine, Professor, Department of Neurology, and faculty in the College of Graduate Studies at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), and adjunct Professor of Bioengineering, Clemson University.

Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Jauch completed graduate training in bioengineering at Cornell University and was a faculty member in the Orthopedic Surgery Departments at the University of Kansas and University of Cincinnati. Dr. Jauch completed medical school and emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati after which he joined the faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Stroke team at the University of Cincinnati in 1997. Dr. Jauch was recruited to MUSC in 2008 to help develop the Residency Program in Emergency Medicine, assist in the creation of the Comprehensive Stroke Center at MUSC, help establish MUSC's Telemedicine Program (a state-wide acute stroke telemedicine network to improve rapid diagnosis and treatment), and direct the development of a state-wide stroke system of care through the South Carolina Department of Health.

Dr. Jauch is well known in the field of acute stroke research, leading or participating in numerous Phase II and III clinical stroke trials over the past 20 years. Dr. Jauch is active in numerous national organizations. Dr. Jauch served as the Chair of Stroke Council for the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) and primary author for the 2013 Acute Ischemic Stroke guidelines. He is a coauthor on the flagship AHA/ASA guidelines for telemedicine use in stroke, primary prevention of stroke, prehospital care of stroke, and stroke systems of care.

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Jessica Lee, MD, FAAN, FANA

UK HealthCare Stroke Program Medical Director
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Director
Associate Professor of Neurology
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jessica Lee graduated from the University Of Mississippi School Of Medicine in 2000. She completed her neurology residency at Madigan Army Medical Center, where she remained on active duty in the United States Army and served as a general neurologist until 2007.

Following this, she moved to Dallas, TX to pursue fellowship training in vascular neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Upon matriculation, Dr. Lee remained as assistant professor in the department of neurology. While at UT Southwestern, Dr. Lee held various leadership positions including Medical Director of the Acute Stroke Unit at University Hospital Zale Lipshy, Medical Director of the Neurology Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital Systems, and Medical Director of inpatient neurological services for University Hospitals.

Currently, Dr. Lee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Neurology within the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She serves as the Vice-Chair, Director of the KNI Comprehensive Stroke Center, and is the Program Director for the Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program. Dr. Lee has received local and national teaching awards and has lectured regionally and nationally on patient safety in resident education.

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Brittany Maggard, RN

Stroke Program Coordinator
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital
Hyden, Kentucky

Brittany Maggard RN is the stroke and trauma coordinator at Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital Brittany was previous adjunct faculty at KCTCS in Hazard Kentucky She has been a nurse since 2007 where she started as an emergency department staff nurse Brittany graduated in 2007 from Hazard Community and Technical College with her Associate Degree in Nursing

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Brittany Maggard, RN

Stroke and Trauma Coordinator
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital
Hyden, Kentucky

Brittany Maggard, RN is the stroke and trauma coordinator at Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital. Brittany was previous adjunct faculty at KCTCS in Hazard, Kentucky. She has been a nurse since 2007, where she started as an emergency department staff nurse. Brittany graduated in 2007 from Hazard Community and Technical College with her Associate Degree in Nursing

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R. Ronan Murphy, MD, MBChB

Assistant Professor of Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. R. Ronan Murphy joined the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute team as a general neurologist. Dr. Murphy earned his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. After receiving his degree, he completed my residency at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Additionally, Dr. Murphy also completed a fellowship with specialized training in advanced mental illness research and treatment at the Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle.

Clinical interests include Behavioral Neurology, Dementia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, and Telemedicine.

Dr. Murphy is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology and vascular neurology and also certified in geriatric neurology, behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties.

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Melissa Nestor, PharmD

PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident
College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky

Dr. Nestor, originally from Snellville, Georgia, received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree in May of 2009 from the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy in Athens, Georgia. In addition to her clinical responsibilities, Dr. Nestor is a member of the Residency Social and Residency Recruitment Committees. She is also actively involved with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy serving as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students on clinical rotations as well as a small group discussion facilitator. Additionally, Dr. Nestor has an interest in teaching and plans to complete The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Certificate Program. She is investigating the current use, efficacy, and outcomes of patients receiving erythropoietin stimulating agents at the University of Kentucky. Her current practice interests include hematology/oncology and critical care. Upon completion of her PGY1 residency, Dr. Nestor plans to complete a specialized residency at the University of Kentucky. Ultimately, she hopes to obtain a position at an academic medical center that combines academia, research, and clinical responsibilities.

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Charles O'Neal, MS, NRP

Deputy Executive Director
Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services
Lexington, Kentucky

Charles R. “Chuck” O’Neal is the Deputy Executive Director for the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services. Chuck has served in multiple roles in his career including field provider, flight paramedic, firefighter/paramedic, manager, administrator, national speaker, and consultant. O’Neal holds a Master of Science Degree in Safety, Security, and Emergency Management and a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Medical Care Administration both from Eastern Kentucky University.

O’Neal focuses many of his professional efforts in development of EMS leaders, strategic planning, EMS operations accountability, and fiscal management of EMS systems. Clinical quality assurance programs, political engagement, and EMS legal & ethical standards are a few of his areas of expertise. Chuck has previous experience in consultation with private for-profit firms, as well as public, government operated entities.

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L Creed Pettigrew, MD, M.P.H, FAAN, FANA, FAHA

Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Chief, Neurology Service
Lexington VA Health Care System
Troy Bowling Green Campus
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. L. Creed Pettigrew received his medical degree at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. He completed Neurology residency and a two-year cerebrovascular research fellowship at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Pettigrew also obtained a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health, Houston. He has dual certification in Adult and Vascular Neurology awarded by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Pettigrew is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, the American Neurological Association, and the American Heart Association.

For more information about this speaker and other UK Department of Neurology faculty, visit: http://neurology.med.uky.edu/neurology-our-faculty.

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Danny Rose, Jr., MD

Cerebrovascular Neurologist
Norton Healthcare
Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Danny Rose graduated from medical school at the University of Louisville in 2010 and joined the neurology residency program at the University of Kentucky after completing a Transitional Year program at Emory University in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Rose completed a stroke policy fellowship through the office of the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and the University of Kentucky Stroke Program in 2011-2012, where he aided the growth and development of the UK/Norton Healthcare Stroke Care Network.
After completing his adult neurology residency, Dr. Rose trained and graduated as the University of Kentucky's second Vascular Neurology fellow. Following fellowship, Dr. Rose accepted a faculty position in the Department of Neurology at the University of Kentucky and also serves as the Medical Director for Frankfort Regional Medical Center Stroke Program. He is a contributor to the AHA/ASA Stroke Journal's Blogging Stroke, which shares information about new Stroke articles on social media to engage medical students, residents, and fellows interested in cerebrovascular disease. Dr. Rose’s clinical and research interests include healthcare disparities in disadvantaged populations, healthcare quality and systems of care and the effects of cerebrovascular disease on cognition.

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Chintan Rupareliya, MD, MHA

Neurology Resident
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rupareliya is a multilingual healthcare professional currently training in Neurology at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Rupareliya arrived to the United States in 2012 after getting his MD from the Smolensk State Medical University (SSMU) in Russia. He pursued a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration from Seton Hall University, NJ and Wilmington University, DE. As a part of his tenure, he went on doing a fellowship in electroencephalography (EEG) and epilepsy from the case western reserve university and stayed there to work in epilepsy research. His current clinical appointments include Albert B Chandler hospital and Kentucky Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Rupareliya clinical interest include cerebrovascular disorders and interventional neurology.

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Roy Varghese, MD

Infectious Disease Specialist
Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital
Hyden, Kentucky

Dr. Roy Varghese, MD is an infectious disease specialist at Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital and has been practicing for 54 years. He graduated from Trivandrum Medical School in 1965 and specializes in infectious disease medicine. Dr. Varghese completed his residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio, and a fellowship at the University of Louisville.

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Fawad Yousuf, MBBS

Neurology Resident
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Fawad Yousuf graduated from Allama Iqbal Medical College, Lahore, Pakistan. Before joining the University of Kentucky, he completed postdoctoral fellowship in neuroimaging in Multiple Sclerosis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Yousuf's research includes the use of MRI to study mechanisms and predictors of disease progression in multiple sclerosis. He enjoys teaching and plans to combine academics with clinical practice in future. Dr. Yousuf's clinical and research interests include neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular.

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